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    omg... was clearing the new property and apparently came in contact withsome poisen ivy.. anyone have ideas on how to ease the itching? it is not bad on my arms, neck and face but on my chest it is extremely itchy. the bra and clothing just seem to aggravate it. cant go withoutthe bra. i work in an office. any ideas? i have tried the normal oatmeal and benedry and hydrocortizone and none of those work.

  • Go to the store and buy one of the special scrubs they have for poison ivy and similar plants.
    It puts off a substance called urushiol that binds to your skin, these scrubs/soaps undo the bind so that the urushiol can wash away. Hubby is super-sensitive to these plants and we've suggested the scrubs to other people too, everyone's had great success!
    We buy ours at Walmart, but it should be at other stores too. It's NOT cheap, but worth it!!
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    • Have you tried Calamine Lotion or Caladryl, something like that? I've had poison ivy/poison oak a few times and this was really the only thing that would help.

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      • i have tried calamine. didn't work. just got pink stuff all over. isn't caladryl just like benedryl?

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        • Caladryl is a lotion.

          However, just noticed that Little and I posted at the same time. I'd go with her suggestion, with her hubby having issues it sounds like they found the right cure.

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          • thanks. gonna stop at the store after work.

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            • According to Wikipedia, calamine and other itching remedies just don't work against urushiol. Google it and how it works, you'll understand why.
              Expect these scrubs to cost in the ballpark of $10/ounce.
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